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Reclining Nude

March 30,1946
Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954)


Sheet: 41.3 x 61 cm (16 1/4 x 24 in.) Framed: 66.7 × 86.7 × 3.8 cm (26 1/4 × 34 1/8 × 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Charcoal on cream laid paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Recto: signed and dated l.l. "H. Matisse / mars 46". Lower right, largely erased: 30/III (visible in Malingue, 1949, p. 83; see published references). Verso: PM in rectangle [? mark of Pierre Matisse?].
On the back, there is an inscription in graphite (pencil) at the upper right corner: 398/D. Also, at the lower right corner there is an illegible inscription, also in graphite (pencil). A digital image of the latter was taken by the paper lab and will be put into TMS (viewable in the Conservation portion of the object record). RP -- 3/1/04.


Lower left: H Matisse / mars 46


Pierre Matisse (dealer), New York. Claude Bernard Gallery, Paris. About 1970, private collection, New York. By 2003, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York; 2004, sold by Salander-O'Reilly Galleries to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 26, 2004)

Credit Line

Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund


© 2011 Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.